The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on Septebmer 11, 2004 at 16:10 UTC (12:10 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 50 km (30 miles) southwest of the western tip of Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 13 km/hr (8 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds of 230 km/hr (145 mph) with higher gusts.
The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2004224-0811/Bonnie.A2004224.1650.2km.jpg additional resolutions and formats.
NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
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